Chapter 17.360D


17.360D.010    Purpose.

17.360D.020    Uses permitted and design standards.

17.360D.030    Special provisions.

17.360D.010 Purpose.

In 2000, the Suquamish limited area of more intense rural development, or LAMIRD, was established in the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and includes Suquamish village commercial (SVC), Suquamish village low residential (SVLR), and Suquamish village residential (SVR). These amendments within the LAMIRD designation provided an opportunity to help reconcile the county’s historical land use pattern within the parameters of the Growth Management Act (GMA). The purpose of this section is to reflect the rural character of the Suquamish areas as prescribed by the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan.

In the event of a conflict between the requirements of these regulations for the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan and any other statute, rule, ordinance or regulation, the more restrictive requirement shall govern.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

17.360D.020 Uses permitted and design standards.

A.    Uses Permitted: Section 17.410.046, Limited areas of more intensive rural development (LAMIRD) zones use table.

B.    Design Standards: Section 17.420.056, Limited areas of more intensive rural development (LAMIRD) density and dimensions table.

1.    Density;

2.    Lot dimensions;

3.    Lot coverage standards;

4.    Height regulations;

5.    Setbacks.

C.    Chapter 17.105, Interpretations and Exceptions.

D.    Chapter 17.440, Master Planning.

E.    Chapter 17.450, Performance Based Development.

F.    Chapter 17.490, Off-Street Parking and Loading.

G.    Chapter 17.500, Landscaping.

H.    Chapter 17.510, Sign Code.

I.    Chapter 17.580, Transfer of Development Rights.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

17.360D.030 Special provisions.

Within the area identified as the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan, the following conditions apply to all existing, newly created and/or reconfigured lots.

A.    All new construction, including any site development activity permit (SDAP), grading or building permit requiring access to a county right-of-way, must undergo appropriate review by the department of public works to meet current right-of-way use requirements before any site work may begin.

B.    No right-of-way may be opened or improved without the approval of the director of the department of public works or his designee (director).

C.    No grading of more than twenty-five cubic yards of earth may occur unless a site development activity permit (SDAP) is first obtained.

D.    Drainage review is required prior to issuance of any SDAP or building permit. When the issuance of a grading or building permit will result in an increase in the total amount of impervious surface that currently exists on a lot:

1.    The director will review each SDAP and building permit application to determine whether special drainage requirements are necessary to prevent newly installed impervious surfaces from creating a drainage problem or exacerbating an existing drainage problem. In making this determination, the director may consult the citizen complaint databases, perform an on-site inspection, review the condition of the receiving downstream drainage system, review the Kitsap County soil survey, and consult with the surface and storm water management program to determine if the Suquamish Drainage Study, currently underway, has identified drainage problems or corrections that are located in the vicinity of the application. The director will conduct his review in accordance with the “Downstream Analysis” section of Chapter 2 of the county’s Storm Water Design Manual;

2.    If, in the opinion of the director, the proposal will not create a drainage problem or exacerbate an existing drainage problem, the applicant will be required to meet the minimum drainage and erosion control requirements of the storm water management ordinance (Chapters 12.04 through 12.32);

3.    If, in the opinion of the director, the proposal will create or exacerbate an existing drainage problem then, before the director can recommend approval of the application, the applicant may be required to:

a.    Provide an engineered drainage plan that addresses impacts of increased runoff on adjacent and downstream properties;

b.    Provide on-site storm water management BMPs to reduce or eliminate surface water discharge; and/or

c.    Improve or contribute to the improvement of the downstream drainage system.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)